Well boys and girls the summer has officially started, so grab your spot on the beach while you can! I nearly bought a sunbed the other day but I didn’t want to curse it.
So you want something cool, tasty and slightly alcoholic to sip while you lap up the rays? Step into my bar.
Sangria is a Spanish beverage that goes back a hundred years and them some. It is popular with a light lunch using what alcohol is available. My version is a little different, as I use a sweet Greek red wine instead of the usual Rioja. The fruity flavour mixes well with various ingredients.
One bottle of Mavrodaphne Greek red wine
One large carton of orange juice
Various white spirits (dry sherry, rum, gin or vodka) 100ml
50ml of Metaxa Greek Brandy for fuller flavour
Soft fruit such as strawberries, blackberries, raspberries. cherries, orange, lemon.
Take one large bowl, add all the ingredients, cover and place in a refrigerator overnight. Once all the flavours have infused overnight you can serve it in a punch bowl with attendant cups for people to help themselves.
That is really all there is to it. Feel free to add or subtract ingredients as you will. Enjoy!
Yammas as the Greeks would say.